“Sweet and Lemony” sounds totally weird isn’t it?;)
well, let’s pretend it is not weird and give this a try.
One of the sweet pleasures of my life is that just walk out to the back yard, pick some fresh herbs, and make something delicious. Few weeks ago my sweet husband kindly brought this basil plant for me.I was thrilled. You know how much I love herbs:)
I waited patiently to pick few leaves to make my favorite summer smoothie. I thought it’s time now.
So it’s officially summer now, well at least for some of us. It’s been so hot here even though we get some rain here and there. On Monday morning, I picked up some basil leaves to make a smoothie to enjoy the first day of summer.
Lemon simple syrup ingredients:
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
Lemon simple syrup:
Combine the water, sugar, and lemon zest in a small saucepan. Heat it, and bring it to a boil. Then reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir it until the sugar has dissolved. Take off the pan and let the syrup to cool completely. Strain before use the syrup.
Now we are ready to make the smoothie.
Sweet and Lemony Basil smoothie: